DIY Zombie Candy Bowl

By September 18, 2019 DIY Crafts, Halloween No Comments
DIY Zombie Halloween Candy Bowl Tutorial
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During Halloween, no one is safe from the horror of DIY zombie makeovers, especially kids’ toys! It’s amazing to see what a little paint, a dirty dress, and ok — a hack saw, can do to a beloved toy. We went all zombie outbreak on this hair-styling toy and turned it into something beyond the grave with a few tools and little time.  After some customization, drop a bowl inside her hollow head and this child’s play toy becomes anything but playful!

This post was created, shot and written by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs.

DIY Zombie Candy Bowl Supplies

Zombie Halloween DIY Candy Bowl

Zombie Halloween DIY Candy Bowl

  • Child’s Styling Head Toy (we scored this one at the thrift store for $4!)
  • Child’s dress
  • Acrylic paint – white, black, green, red, green, yellow
  • Assortment of paint brushes
  • Small Bowl
  • Scissors
  • Hack Saw

First, scour the thrift store or ebay for a girls doll or toy that can easily be zombie-fied. Yep, we’re inventing that word. In this case, we found one of those fun “Style her hair” type toys that already stood on its own.

Zombie Halloween DIY Candy Bowl

Next, give your doll a mullet. Yep, we went ahead trimmed a good old “business up front, party in the back” hairstyle so the long hair wouldn’t be in the way during our next step.

Grab a hack saw and give her lid a good chop! This hollow space will provide a great area to insert a bowl later.

Zombie Halloween DIY Candy Bowl

Let them zombie-fying begin! Cover the body and dress with a mixture of white, green and black paint.  Sparsely paint onto the strands of hair to give it that “just got out of the grave” look.

Zombie Halloween DIY Candy Bowl

Keep going! Dress your doll in a recycled lace dress, grab your yellow, black, brown and red paint and get even more creepy. Water down brown paint and apply within the dress to make it look dirtier.

Zombie Halloween DIY Candy Bowl

Don’t forget the red paint around the eyes or mouth!

Zombie Halloween DIY Candy Bowl

Once dry, insert a food-safe the bowl into the hollow head so it can easily hold some party food edibles.  Tip: Twizzlers bites look just like chunks of brain!

Zombie Halloween DIY Candy Bowl

Throw a zombie-themed party and stage your zombie candy bowl on your dessert table, next to eyeball donuts, zombie cookies and brain cupcakes. Sounds delicious!

Zombie Halloween DIY Candy Bowl

Talk about a glow up! Looking good zombie girl!


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DIY Zombie Halloween Candy Bowl Tutorial

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